Tuesday, May 24, 2011


The following is a layout, I did for Celina-Our Mistress Of Mayhem's~ The Darkest Side Challenge~ over at Scraps Of Darkness. This months challenge topic was poetry, so I used my May Kit plus some stash pieces to scrap a poem that I wrote, called Legacy. The poem is about the ebe and flow of emotion that we experience after loosing someone we love.

I started with a stash piece of cardstock and I stamped the edges with a vintage photo corner stamp. I then took some of the cardstock from the May add on cardstock and painted it with Tattered Angels Glammer Mist Paint and inked randomly with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. The stamping at the top and bottom of the cardstock where done with the Prima Clear Stamps of the kit, I then added bling to the corners and lined the edges with liquid pearls.

I took a Dusty Attic Birdbath and painted it with colored Snow Tex to emulate concrete and then painted dabs of gold acrylic paint for contrast. I then wrapped some grape vine wreath around the birdbath to add some texture and inked the little bird.

I took some Dusty Attic twigs and painted them with gel medium mixed with glam to get an almost pink color, then heated it with a heat gun to get the rough look of real branches, painted the branches with Rustic Glam-heated to dry, then accented with Golden Goddess Glam. I then pulled apart a prima vine and glued leave to my branches. I was really happy with the way they turned out, so much like real branches!

I printed my poem out on to cardstock and cut it to fit the Dusty Attic Scroll Frame that I had gussied up with some T.A. Cherry Chocolate Mist and kit bling. I stamped the outside edges with the Prima kit stamps and some T.Holtz Vintage Photo Ink to add interest. I took some of the card stock add on, and misted it with Moon Mist and then using  Lisa N (Raining's) Dangerous Beauties Tutorial, (which you can view at Scrapsofdarkness.com), I created the large flower. I didn't have the exact dies that she has so I improvised a little to get as close as possible. I then took one of the Prima Vintage Trinkets from the kit, inked it with some Glam and used it for the center. I took some of the kit flowers, painted them with rustic glam and made centers from the same cardstock as the large flower, and added some stash ivy vine to complete the flower cluster.

I took some of the Prima birds that were included in the kit and used metallic Prang Markers to change the colors to match this layout and used some bling to change the eye color. I then connected them with one of the kit Prima trinkets. For the finishing touch I cut apart a stash Prima SIIC Rose Flourish and placed it randomly to add an elegant touch.

The following are the words to the poem:


Oh my child, as the reality hits you
that from this world I am gone

When you realize that through you,
a piece of me still lives on

For the lose that makes you feel
that your world has been torn apart

When you realize that my love lives on
in the memories written on your heart

Without shame, let sorrow rage through
your body like a wild storm

When you realize that my legacy lives on
through each new generation that is born

I hope you celebrate each precious day that you are given! Thank you for visiting my blog! ~Renea


Shona said...

very beautiful layout and journalling...the DA all looks amazing wow

Carolyn said...

Fantastic poetry! I love your the layout too.

Ruki said...

stunning! love everything in this layout! and fabulous poem!